District Lay Servant Ministries

Our mission is to equip the laity to realize and respond to their call to ministry.

God calls every one of us to proclaim the presence and power of God through all that we say and do. How is God calling you to serve? With so many avenues of training, Lay Servant Ministries offers you a valuable education in multiple ministry areas.

Questions? Contact Deb Sturn, Lay Servant Ministries Director, at sturmstrum@gmail.com.

2017 Winter/Spring Classes

The Lay Servant fall classes begin the week of February 19, 2017 (10 contact hours total) at various locations around the Blue Water District. The Commissioning will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at a Brown City United Methodist Church.

Class Locations and Schedules

Location Day of Class Dates of Class Time of Class Type of Class Advanced Course Topic
Brown City UMC Saturday Feb. 11 & 25 10 am-3 pm Basic N/A
Port Huron: First UMC Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12, 19 2-4 pm Basic N/A
Romeo UMC Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12, 19 3-5 pm Basic N/A
Sebewaing: Trinity UMC Wednesday Feb. 22 & Mar. 1, 8, 15 6-8:30 pm Basic N/A
Bad Axe: First UMC Sunday Jan. 22; Feb. 5, 19; & Mar. 12, 26 2-4 pm Advanced Leading Worship in the UMC
Brown City UMC Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12, 19 2-4:30 pm Advanced Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
Imlay City UMC Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12 2-4:30 pm Advanced Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap
Paint Creek UMC (Rochester) Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12 2-4:30 pm Advanced Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
Port Huron: First UMC Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12, 19 2-4 pm Advanced Leading Worship in the UMC
Sebewaing: Trinity UMC Sunday Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 12 2-4:30 pm Advanced Living Our United Methodist Beliefs

Registration Process

Online registration is now open.

  1. Click here to register online now or click here to download the registration form.
  2. Online registrations will need the to complete the paper registration form too. Click here for the PDF form. Click here for the Word document.
  3. Mail the registration form along with your payment (made payable to BWD M&M) to the registrar by February 6, 2017.

Please contact the Lay Servant Ministries Registrar, Shelly Allan, if you have any questions. Thank  you.